Colleague With Burnout. What Can You Do?
Colleague with burnout: Burnout is a phenomenon of the 21 st century. Many employees burnout and managers don’t know what to do, according to business insider, continuously arising questions like:
Although we have already written extensively about burnout prevention, stress prevention, and sustainable employ-ability, we describe in this article how you can manage a colleague who shows the initial signs of, or a colleague who already has a burnout.
A Colleague Who Almost Had a Burnout
How can you, as a fellow colleague or manager keep an eye on someone who is suffering from burnout ? W hat signs should you pay attention to and how can you prevent the condition from escalating? How do you manage a colleague who has a burnout or who has returned to work after a recovery period? In this article, we cover a number of elements and tips.
What “I Can’t Do This Anymore” Feels Like
When the words “I can’t do this anymore” pop into your head, you are usually at a place in your life where you feel emotionally, mentally, and physically unable to cope with everyday things.
Maybe you have been working a high-stress job and were trudging through for a while, but then your boss tossed you a project that felt impossible to manage, and you reached your breaking point.
Perhaps you are a parent who has been dealing with cranky, sick children for several days. Today you found out your furnace needs to be replaced, and that was the straw that broke the camel’s back.
Burnout isn’t the same as feeling generally tired or overwhelmed. Usually, people who are experiencing burnout have been trying their best to keep it together, but then one thing after another piled up, and they just didn’t have the strength to continue.
The World Health Organization (WHO) says that there are three defining characteristics of burnout. The WHO classification of burnout pertains to burnout at work, but these characteristics can apply to other situations that might cause you to experience intense overwhelm and defeat.
Signs of Burnout
If you are experiencing burnout, you may have gotten to the point where you feel a lack of empathy towards others, and a feeling like you “just don’t care” anymore. You may feel as though nothing you do really matters, and that you are unable to accomplish anything.
Burnout and feeling like you “can’t do this anymore” can have physical manifestations as well. You may experience headaches, stomachaches, muscle soreness, and altered sleep and eating patterns. Burnout can increase the risk of substance abuse as well, and people who are feeling burntout may turn to drugs and alcohol for soothing.
Burnout vs. Other Mental Health Issues
You can experience burnout whether or not you struggle with other mental health conditions. But it’s important to distinguish between feelings of burnout and mental health conditions like depression so that you can get a proper diagnosis and treatment.
Both burnout and depression can include feelings of exhaustion, depletion, detachment, sadness, and feeling unable to complete tasks. But while burnout can be treated by taking a few days off work, switching jobs, or practicing self-care, those things aren’t adequate for treating depression.
If you are experiencing signs of burnout, along with feelings of hopelessness, very low self-esteem, suicidal ideation, or if you suspect you might be battling depression, please contact a mental health professional.
If you are having suicidal thoughts, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 for support and assistance from a trained counselor. If you or a loved one are in immediate danger, call 911.
In Which Situations Are Burnouts A Good Idea?
If you’re a drag racer, you’ll already be familiar with burnouts and the most effective ways to do them. In drag racing, burnouts are vital. Warmer tires are stickier tires, meaning the car can find traction and launch off the start line more quickly.
Road cars, though, are not designed for this – and neither are their tires. Consider the following aspects if you’re sure you want to try burnouts (perhaps for a movie, Instagram photo, or just for a laugh) in your automatic vehicle.
This guide has considered how to do a burnout in an automatic. If you’re asking for yourself and wondering whether you should give it a go in your road car, the answer is a very simple “don’t!”
Sorry to disappoint anyone, but auto burnouts belong in the visual world – films, video games, and Instagram pictures. Exciting videos and photos aside, the only things burnouts achieve are extortionate repair bills and potentially massive fines.
Ben is an automotive author from England. With experience in a fast-fit garage, he’s an IMI-qualified light vehicle technician. He aims to help drivers worldwide with common automotive problems. You’ll often find him working with his 1.2 Vauxhall Corsa – it may have a tiny engine, but in eight years it’s never once let him down!